Moving clouds

Moving clouds

A rare glimpse behind the scenes with a top tip for those doing post production on a budget!

The Sun Always Shines on TV

The Sun Always Shines on TV

I was a late arrival to the party that is this song, only hearing it for the first time in March 2018. As I listened I reminisced about all the…

Movie Diary ep8

Movie Diary ep8

A demonstration on the wonders of stabilising footage from handheld cameras using motion tracking. Who needs a tripod on location when you’ve got a 4k phone?

Speed draw challenge

Speed draw challenge

Just challenged myself to draw a 3d Dalek in just half an hour. Not great but don’t forget, I quit Art when I was 12. And this challenge felt more…

When baking goes wrong

When baking goes wrong

Forget the Great British Bake Off – when you’re rendering goes wrong during the bake you get more than deflated soufflés.

Doris Kepelwick

Doris Kepelwick

The Auditions

A message from inside the<br> Twilight Ballrooms

A message from inside the
Twilight Ballrooms

More can be seen at www.thetwilightballrooms.co.uk

Test titles!

Test titles!

Latest entry from the Twilight Ballrooms Movie Diary

Twilight Online

Twilight Online

Get a flavour of the new film from Tranquility Base Presents by visiting www.thetwilightballrooms.co.uk – listen to some of the music, check out some of the scenery and read about…

Virtual studio

Virtual studio

The benefits of shooting in a virtual set.

Tranquility Base is 50 today

Tranquility Base is 50 today

It is 50 years to the day that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.

The Tripods

The Tripods

My tribute to cult scifi classic The Tripods.

Sneak preview

Sneak preview

Introducing my latest character and protagonist in “The Curse Of The Twilight Ballrooms”

Stranger 80’s

Stranger 80’s

A throwback to the 80’s

Old door to Ballrooms

Old door to Ballrooms

I found the old front door of the old Twilight model today. Question is, should I incorporate it into the New Twilight on the pier or is it not in…

Doctor Whittaker

Doctor Whittaker

To celebrate the news that the next Doctor Who is Jodie Whittaker, I’ve extended what I did back in 2014 and have produced my version of the Doctor Who titles….

More exterior shots

More exterior shots

Here are some more exterior shots with a brief explanation of how they came to be. POSTSCRIPT: This week, the end of Colwyn Bay pier collapsed into the sea. Eerily…

Its hour will come…

Its hour will come…

Things may seem shut down and deserted round here….

Four Men in a Pub – Twilight Movie Diary

Four Men in a Pub – Twilight Movie Diary

Since becoming a dad, the Twilight Ballrooms project has ground to a halt. That’s parenthood, there’s just no time to engage in the work required. So to sate your appetite…

Count Arthur Strong

Count Arthur Strong

A little reason why you shouldn’t miss the great comedy from Steve Delaney and Graham Linehan that is “Count Arthur Strong”

PramCam is here!

PramCam is here!

At the start of this year I became a father! As any parent will tell you, the new responsibility is a full time job. And that’s as well as the…

Sad day for Eastbourne

Sad day for Eastbourne

I visited Eastbourne for a photoshoot back in 2011 – for the Twilight Ballrooms project. I took many photos including many of the historic and famous Victorian pier. Sadly the…

Doctor Who time tunnel

Doctor Who time tunnel

My first attempt at a Doctor Who time tunnel

Solar Flares

Solar Flares

My effort from the latest tutorial from Video Copilot.

New arrival

New arrival

This short clip that I posted on Facebook seems to have gone down really well with the viewing public. Don’t know why? 😉

Post Office Tower Time Lapse

Post Office Tower Time Lapse

I do believe I put this time-lapse on Facebook but for some reason completely missed the blog, which T-Base fans, really won’t do!

Creating a spooky theatre

Creating a spooky theatre

An experiment with Rotascoping. Also this was originally shot just using an iPhone5s. Not bad quality, huh? One can make movies so cheaply these days!

True to form

True to form

A little experiment with particles and the demo of Red Giants’s Form software.

What if…?

What if…?

Have entertained the notion recently that the Twilight would look like a pavilion and it and the Rubicon rollercoaster, essential parts of the film, would be on a rotting pier rather than on the edge of a cliff.

Doesn’t rain but it pours

Doesn’t rain but it pours

We have recently had a heatwave in London and along with the great weather comes other extremes, namely thunderstorms. Having not posted much of late, I thought I’d try and win favour back from my readers with a freebie. Here is a royalty free clip (not for resale) of it raining heavily to add to your sound library.

Every great day has its end!

Every great day has its end!

Check out my fantastic time-lapse of a sunset in the Maldives taken earlier this year. You can tell it’s on the equator by the fact that the sun sinks absolutely vertically.

New Pope elected – Exclusive!!

New Pope elected – Exclusive!!

As excitement builds with the election of a new pope this week, Tranquility Base Presents exclusive behind the scenes footage of this historic moment.

Happy 10th Anniversary

Happy 10th Anniversary

Happy New Year, but also Happy Anniversary. Yes can you believe it, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of Tranquility Base Presents. To mark this milestone, I’ve put together a short film documenting the slow but steady evolution of this, my film making website! From the first ever shots with a webcam up to todays experiments with computer graphics and post production and the bits in between! Plus some previously unseen footage (lucky you!) I’d like to dedicate this film to all those who have got involved with the projects! Enjoy and Happy 2013!

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

Some great things happen by accident. Here, I turned a bit of footage into a winter scene by simply keying out a random colour from the grass and placing a white solid background behind. Not only does is get a snow effect but great frosting too.

Twilight Movie Diary – E05

Twilight Movie Diary – E05

Recently got into a new site called Pinterest. I found the app version and downloaded to me iPad. Now I’m hooked. It allows to pin most (more or less) pictures on the internet into a folder on Pinterest. So if, you’re doing some compositing on FOG (see below) you can collect a folder of other peoples images to inspire you. Just inspire mind, no stealing! And I was inspired, though it’s your decision whether I actually got a decent foggy composite, rather than just a bleached effect!

Experiment in 3d Importing

Experiment in 3d Importing

Quick experiment using the 3d import function in a demo version of Photoshop. Could be useful tools for compositing?

What Time Is On Their Minds?

What Time Is On Their Minds?

What happens when you mix the music/lyrics of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice with samples from the KLF’s “What Time Is Love?”

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from Tranquility Base Presents, plus a video of my day trip to my favourite spooky film location!

10th Birthday in 2013

10th Birthday in 2013

Next year Tranquility Base will celebrate it’s 10th Birthday! So if I find anything of historical value from the archives I shall stick it on the site. First up is…

Twilight Movie Diary – E03

Twilight Movie Diary – E03

Enjoy this clip. Oh and if you’re stuck, the answer is here

Pro Tools

Pro Tools

Have been playing with the 30 day demo for Pro Tools. Alas, all good things must come to an end. I do hope to raise the cash to buy this…

Artwork finally makes it home

Artwork finally makes it home

The day has finally come! Now the works have finished in my flat I could finally collect and hang the picture I purchased earlier this year from Uli Meyer, pride…

First ever make up test

First ever make up test

The lead character in this movie will be played by yours truly naturally. Have taken time to start creating the character in the flesh and this included a trip yesterday…

Twilight Movie Diary – E02

Twilight Movie Diary – E02

Tranquility Wifi

Tranquility Wifi

Nothing excites me more than that feeling of realisation that you can do something and it’s much simpler than you think. One such things I discovered last night. Using my…

Uli Meyer Studios

Uli Meyer Studios

Today I had the privilege of being given a personal tour round the animation studios of Uli Meyer, a local based artist here in Camden Town. He has worked with…

Time Flies!

Time Flies!

Anyone who doesn’t know, my flat is undergoing extensive repairs since a flood last November… and yes, it’s STILL going on. So I’ve been quite preoccupied with that on what…

The Rubicon

The latest picture of the Rubicon rollercoaster. If you don’t know the history of the Twilight Ballrooms and the dreadful accident that happened involving this rollercoaster on Saturday 26th May…

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

Wishing you all a very wonderful Christmas holiday. This pic was taken in practical darkness using an 8 second exposure. The bright orange glow in the background is the light…

Twilight Movie Diary – E01

Twilight Movie Diary – E01